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with weight and falling for patrick swayze and the love of her life, john travolta. cia. >>> good evening, i'm terry m e mor moran. tonight we have stunning new twists in the sex scandal that brought down david petraeus, head of the cia. his resignation shocked the nation. a four-star general in charge of our nation's secrets admitting an extramarital affair with the woman who penned his biography. a simple e-mail cybertrail, his undoing. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pen his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is solid, the fbi is under scrutiny and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material. material broadwell is now willingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. the affair first came to light this summer as part of an fbi investigation prompted by a complaint from this woman, jill kelly, a private citizen and military supporter who had befriended petraeus and his wife holly. kelly received
powerful men in america. >> a murder in paradise, a search for john mcafee, the man who invented anti-virus software protecting millions of computers. a strange tale of a millionaire on the run. >>> and why were these american heroes sitting ducks in one of the deadliest attacks of the afghanistan war? we go behind the battle and unravel the mystery of the outpost. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city. this is "nightline," november 13th, 2012. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. well the twists just keep on coming in the scandal that led cia director david petraeus to step down. and today there was a stunning new turn that now the top general in afghanistan is feeling the unwelcome glare of the spotlight. at the center of it all, a tampa socialite named jill kelly. and abc's brian ross has set out to discover who this woman really its who has helped unravel the careers of one of the most powerful men in america. >> reporter: her destrakttracto harsh saying she is a social climbing bored socialite. in the c
america's top commander in afghanistan. >> general john allen is under investigation for sending what could be tens of thousands of unappropriate documents at the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal. >>> and as the widening scandal spreads to general allen, fbi agents swoop down on the home of the biographer who had the affair with petraeus. >>> and wanted man. police on the hunt for software pioneer, john mcafee. >>> and brace for landing. the jet that ran out of runway and careened straight toward a busy highway. a camera capturing this very close call. >>> good tuesday morning. we have a lot to sort through. a new bombshell in the growing scandal surrounding david petraeus, the man who replaced him as the top commander in afghanistan is now under investigation by the pentagon. >> general john allen is said to have sent thousands of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon says that the top commander in afghanistan, general
, general john allen was up for a promotion. going to become the united states european command and supreme allied commander. that nomination is going to be delayed again. general john allen denies any wrongdoing with jill kelly, the e-mails, 20,000 to 30,000 dating back to 2010. >> again, the tipping point may have been when petraeus according to all accounts, really crafted relationships with the media, was well aware of his image. high profile, very powerful man, and yet, when you came done to writing his official biography, he asked a woman to do it who had never writ in a book before. perhaps looking as this thing moves on, a telltale moment into what was really going on here. says a lot. >> everyone around him they were concerned with the types of access that she was getting. apparently more than we thought it was. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton arrived at her latest overseas destination, this time australia, where the u.s. and that country are holding a summit about strengthening defense ties and fighting cyberthreats from countries including china. president obama travels to
respective four star general got a vote of confidence from the secretary of defense. general john allen is' queuesed of exchanging emails with jill kelley, who sparked the petraeus investigation. >> he has our confidence. >> reporter: kelley is under investigation for invoking her special access at mcdill where she was allowed to walk around without a military escort. she is accused of storing cdzal material -- confidential material at her home. >> no comment. >> reporter: the president said this afternoon that he hopes the paula broadwell affair will otherwise end up being a blip on petraeus' career. >>> we found video of a drunk driver high on drugs. he's an er doctor, driving to work dressed in scrubs apparently dressed for surgery. the car barrels out of the parking lot and strays into traffic. it went hair borne before violent lie striking a car. >> got hammered. i thought it was the end of the world. >> police said 56-year-old christian howard was high. when stopped, she was wearing her scrubs. police found precipitation drugs in her car, precipitations that she -- prescriptions that
officers to become caught up in the sex scandal which has entangled john allen. >> i have a lot of confidence in general allen. i don't think anybody should cup to conclusions. >> reporter: he wouldn't talk about the e-mails between allen and jill kelley who sought out the fbi after getting a series of threatening message that made her think somebody was stalk her and her friend. kelley reached out to fred humphries whose lawyer said he launched the investigation and went to congress when he thought there was a cover up. >> if we hadn't had an individual that apparently believed in right and wrong with no gray we may never have gotten to where we are in this case. >> reporter: the threatening e- mails send to kelley allegedly came from paula broadwel, l who is dodging the media. her security clearance as revoked they continue to look at why she had classified documents on her computer. the president said he believes there was no security l aps e. despite knowing about the affair for more than a month before the election the fbi didn't tell the white house. they are defending t
filed against papa john's. why some customers say they want the pizza giant delivering more than just pizza. >>> consumer news for you this morning. toyota is now recalling 2 million vehicles worldwide. the recall involves the prius hybrid due to a problem with the steering mechanism and a defective water pump. last month the company recalled 7 million vehicles for a faulty power window switch. no accidents, though, have been reported. >>> he thought it was a prank when his car full of food vanished. why one deliveryman was stunned to find out that his customers did get their food. this is a story you'll want to hang around for. "good morning maryland at 5:00" begins right now. >>> he was asleep in a bed when a massive fire broke out. now she's fighting for her life in a hospital. we'll have more on this breaking news out of reisterstown. >>> and caught on camera, an mta bus turns into a ww wrestling ring. no joke. what happened in this fight between a driver and a passenger. >>> and ocean city's iconic fishing pier no more than a pile of wood after sandy. what the mayor is giving t
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in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support at the white house. even as allen's nomination to be nato's commander. they are calling 20,000 to 30,000 e-mails. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen said he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case has been quiet. jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to korea. >> they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved, as well. but now, because that's against the law to cross my walk since it's invilible. >> reporter: and lawmakers are demanding answers. when fbi officials brief them later this morning, they are expected to lay out how they handled this case and make it clear there were no politics involved. rob and
." that's what nancy pelosi talked about. that's what speaker john boehner talked about, constructive, but there's also a lot of urgency. now, nancy pelosi, we have a lot more of this interview, a fascinating interview, told me she thought they could work out this deal in mid-december. i asked her, of course, look, we've heard optimism before and this went nowhere. but there is that urgency now. americans are sick of this. this is the second time around. >> and so overnight we saw -- we saw this video of david petraeus' alleged mistress, paula broadwell, his biographer walking with her husband. it's the first time we've seen the two of them since this scandal broke. so let me ask you about the petraeus affair, which i know you've been following so closely. where does this go now? what in your view is likely to be the next shoe to drop? >> well, i think what we've learned this week is this is not over. i think a week ago when we heard david petraeus say he was resigning because he had an extramarital affair, we thought it might go away. but every day it seems like there's something new
healthy it shines. >>> there is trouble in paradise for an american man who once had it all. john mcafee made a fortune. >> now police want to question him about the murder of his neighbor. but he fears he could be the next victim. abc's matt guttman reports from belize. >> reporter: john mcafee is now becoming synonymous with drugs, paranoia and mysterious murder of mcafee's murder, greg fall, overnight saturday here in belize. mcafee is on the run telling wired magazine he has drastically changed his appearance. >> reporter: police tell abc news, the 67-year-old is a person of interest and is now being hunted by police even american officials still investigating the scene of the crime. >> when the police arrived at his property, he saw them coming and he hid. he in fact says that he dug himself into the sand and put a cardboard box over his head. but he is convinced if the police catch him, the police will kill him. >> reporter: the island, of palm shaded sand in the caribbean, accessible by puddle jumpers, so intimate everybody knows everybody. shane mccann was one of the first on the
now potentially inappropriate e- mails between general john allen and socialite jill kelley. she's now talking to the media -- she's not talking to the media. instead, kelley has been calling police, complaining about reporters and others who have been piling up outside her home. she's now requesting diplomatic protection. >> we walked into the gate as soon as we pulled up. and he won't leave. by any chance -- i'm an honoree council general so i have inviability. so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> she is requesting diplomatic protection because kelley volunteered with the military but she was never a paid employee. >>> check out these dramatic pictures, a small plane crashing into a home in jackson, mississippi. the house burst into flames as soon as that plane came down. all three who were on board the aircraft died, but the person in the home was not seriously hurt. witnesses say the plane looked like it was sputtering or out of fuel. it had just taken off from a nearby airport. >>> a top doc i
the highest levels of the military. a new top american general implicated overnight. was general john allen having a relationship with the whistleblower in the middle of the case? plus, federal agents descend overnight on paula broadwell's home. >>> two stranded on mt. rainier. sending distress calls from a snow cave. searchers racing to track them down before it's too late. >>> businessman on the run. we know him as the man who developed the software that protects our computers. now, he's wanted in relation to a murder. >>> and meet this young sensation in this explosive holiday music video. but this is the latest contender for worst song ever? she's getting face, whether you like it or not. >>> good morning, everyone. hello to robin. as you all know, he's recovering from her bone marrow transplant. you need a flow chart to keep track of the sex scandal. it's cost david petraeus his job. and now, overnight, the commanding general of american forces in afghanistan, general john allen, you see him right there. he's implicated, as well. 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails, to jill kelly. >> the
in afghanistan, john allen, accused of exchanging potentially inappropriate e-mails with tampa socialite, jill kelly. after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary teamed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell abc news, that the vast number of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelly, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen, she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director, has created lots of questions on capitol hill. especially that looming issue, the attack in benghazi,
john allen, entrusted with nothing less than winding down the nation's war in afghanistan. you should know at any given moment there are fewer than 50 four-star generals around the globe for the united states, and they are the elite of the elite. tonight, two of the most formidable, one active duty, one retired, are in the heat of the spotlight and martha raddatz tells us what happened today. martha? >> reporter: diane, the consequences of dave petraeus' infidelity are astonishing. the nation is left without a cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught up in this bizarre web, as well. it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he admitted he did. >> reporter: a
and fire that ripped through a gulf oil rig. 11 workers are injured. and abc's john schriffen is in new orleans with the very latest. john, what do we know? >> reporter: well, bianna, good morning. we know that the coast guard launched the chopper just a short while ago to resume the search from the air. all night, they've been out in boats just like this one, using night vision goggles and infrared technology. so far, there's been no sign of the two, missing workers. but the coast guard is using the latest technology to find them before it's too late. it's an all-out effort from the coast guard's units from the air and the sea, for the 2 oil platform workers who have been missing close to 24 hours. authorities have not revealed their names or genders. but they believe they are out somewhere in the massive gulf of mexico, alive. the two disappeared after jumping into the water off the coast of louisiana when the oil platform they were working on suddenly exploded. the blast was so intense, black smoke billowed more than 1,000 feet into the air and could be seen 20 miles away on shore. b
: the scandal that started with david petraeus' affair has widened. jabble general -- postmaster general john allen is under investigation. 30,000 emails include both allen and kelley's name. another u.s. official said 95% are routine and harmless. allen denies wrong doing. >> the president thinks highly of general allen and the service to his country. >> reporter: as for allen's next move. >> at request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold the hearing. >> reporter: the president was surprised. asked whether the scandals with a distraction so soon after the election. >> wouldn't call it welcome. >> reporter: the fbi uncovered hundreds, if not thousands of emails between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell, many of them say layious in nature. general allen received an email traced back to broadwell. he told jill kelly about it which may have triggered the investigation. >> new details surrounding that affair comes to light, a look at the fbi's handling of the case. nancy pelosi was briefed by petraeus' replacement mike morrell many said they were surprised they w
out here and donate blood. we're live at perry hall. >>> today was a big day for both the johns hopkins kimmels center and the foundation. they handed over a check in the amount of $200,000. it as for research on two gene mutations that have been found in some children with acute my low leukemia also known as aml. >> as long as you stay inspired and driven to do what you do, as long as you continue to do the brilliant work -- >> the foundation has also hosted four head shaving events this year, shaving more than 280 heads and raising over $10,000. >>> now more on the david petraeus affair. the department is investigating general john allen, the top american commander in afghanistan for what they're calling potentially inappropriate emails. those emails were with jill kelley, the petraeus family friend who tipped off the fbi about emails she was receiving which was traced back to paula broadwell. broadwell is the woman accused of having an affair with petraeus. allen said he did nothing wrong but his nomination as the next allied command are of nato has been put on hold. >> the p
's abc's john schriffen. >> reporter: this gaping hole is all that's left. charred foundations burnted out roofs, jarred by explosion so intense that at least two people are dead and at least eight others injured. >> garage doors blown in, house blown in. >> reporter: this neighborhood was rocked from their beds as a blast ignited two homes and ignited several others. many in pajamas clutching their pets. a scene so desperate, neighbors rushed in to help. >> as soon as i got to the house, i heard people screaming. all i could think of, these people have to get out or they're not going to make it. so i just ran in, not even thinking, me and andrew here, and pulled them out as fast as we could. >> reporter: investigators are now combing through the rubble looking for clues. >> so far, the survey has indicated that there are no gas leaks in the area. however, we've got a lot more investigation to do. >> whantsd so puzzling to investigators that they say in the days before the blast, there were no reports of any smells of gas. now, to give you an idea of just how powerful this explosion wa
's connection to one of hollywood's best known. >> reporter: john farrow turned himself into police, accused of abusing two boyes. he is the older brother of mia farrow. he is a accused of preforming sex acts on the boys in his house. police say the boys were assaulted over a period of years. >> through the investigation it was determined that these were several incidents involving these two boys, happening oar that eight or nine year period. from -- from as far back as when they were eight or nine into their early teens. >> he is a facing several counts including two counts of sexual offense, preverted practices and sex abuse of a minor. it started when the two victims came forward to police in september. police say they are looking for the possibility of any other victims in the case. farrow stays in custody on $800,000 bond. >> and you heard it here first from our own brian today on twitter. then on abc 2news.com. morning raids at both the atf and baltimore city police had them quite busy. we had four west baltimore locations searched, atf says the result of a several month investigati
way. abc's john schriffen is in gulf port, mississippi, tonight. >> reporter: just like a lovable pet, dolphins are some of the friendliest animals this the water. but tonight, authorities patrolling the gulf coast are on high alert for attackers responsible for brutally killing them. over the past two weeks, a disturbing site here on the shores of the gulf. four dolphins found mutilated, either floating in the ocean or washing up on beaches in louisiana, mississippi and alabama. some have been found with bullet holes. one with its tail cut off. another missing its lower jaw. what kind of a person would do this? >> this has to be a personal who is really deranged. no normal person would kill senselessly and then mutilate it. >> reporter: the results of the you a top sips will determine not just how they died, but whether they were first tortured. the gulf is home to the largest population of dolphins in the united states, which is why the experts fear they could find more victims. >> very, very curious animals and when they come close to boats, you have somebody using them as target p
. abc's john slefchriffen has mor. >> reporter: the explosion was so intense, now it looks like a tornado tore through this indianapolis community. for dozens of families, the cruel reality of saturday night's blast is just starting to set in. >> all of a sudden, the house shook, things fell. we ran outside and we just see the whole house, i mean, it was like, four, five houses down from us and it was in flames. >> reporter: federal authorities are now teaming up with local agencies to figure out how this happened. >> we're looking at everything. all causes, all possibilities. >> reporter: authorities say at this point, nothing has been ruled out. yet the mayor of indianapolis says it was not caused by a bomb or an exploding methamphetamine lab. law enforcement sources tell abc news the leading theory, that it was caused by a gas explosion. >> it's too early to speculate. >> reporter: investigators believe it could take weeks before they know what triggered the mysterious blast that caused so much damage. john schriffen, abc news, indianapolis. >>> and we take you next from indi
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blanket, two blankets, what. >> the more the merrier. long johns maybe keeping your feet warm. i will say this temperatures may be chilly tonight because we're under a crystal clear sky and as a result reports down to 30. 39 in edgewood and 39 in bel air. in afternoon a day we did top out in the 50s. we can see a crystal clear sky unlike last night we had a thin vail of cloud cover. tonight we will see temperatures falling off pretty dramatically down through the 30 t at daybreak tomorrow then the sun going to warm things up pretty rapidly. we'll be in the 50s by late tomorrow afternoon. much more on how things may change into the travel time frame toward thanksgiving is coming up. >>> tonight broad neck high school is down a teacher and a girls' basketball coach. that's because aaron thorn has been reassigned. the board of education reassigned her during an investigation. we don't know what they're look intoog right now but the letter went home to students that said the decision is to protect quote student safety. one parent we spoke to said this doesn't change how she feels about sendin
, and another guy, john roberts you. got to play, man. got to do something. >> you defied the doctors? >> they found a drum set. i don't know, found one last minute. ended up on stage, no music, no backing music, get up there and play. >> what do you thing? what is the healing effect of music? what do you think about it resonates and gets you through? >> a good example. after i played. another guy got up there and played a guitar with a prosthesis. witness you see that it inspires you to want to do more. we sat down. we decided we should do wounded warrior band. i took the idea and went forward with it. i realize there is more than just having a band for wounded warriors, we can inspire, help empower under wounded warriors using the music as a healing tool. >> that's what you use to start rock for recovery program. >> correct. yes, rock for recovery. something that came from the band. and our mission to empower wounded warriors through our music. we have a facility in downtown houston that we just opened up. wounded warriors come and play their own music, teach them, moantory them, he
, john allen is accuse of inappropriate communications with sociolite jill kelly. he name came to light during the weekend, she told the fbi i abuse a harassing email sent by broadwell and set off a chain of events. >> fbi, they call ate preliminary -- it a preliminary investigation. that really caused them to take it all the way through to see what they had. >> pentagon found tens of thousands of emails and documents exchanged between allen and kelly. the nomination is on hold. >>> man suspected in rape cases all along the east coast is expected to plead guilty to an attack. the hearing is set this morning and happening in prince william county in virginia. thomas is charged with abducting three teenage trick or treaters back in 2009 and raping two of them. he is believed to be responsible for attacks on 17 women, since 1977. >>> opening statementses are expected today in the trial of a former buoy state university student who was charged with killing her roommate. simpson is abused of killing phraseer in september of 2011. authorities say simpson stabbed phraser during an argument ove
the top american commander in afghanistan general john allen is under investigation for sending improper emails to kelly. kelly is the florida woman who triggered the investigation that ultimately forced petraeus to resign. pentagon is reviewing between 20-30,000 documents involved. allen denies wrong doing. monday, agents spent nearly five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, broadwell after the fbi told abc news, they discovered thousands of emails between broadwell and petraeus detailing the affair. in his universe, this moral failing is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing the position of responsibility for the nation. >> the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after kelly received threatening emails she believed were from broadwell. >> they call ate preliminary investigation. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal, fbi doesn't believe it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed. controversy over how the investigation was conducted engulfed washington. members of co
's bringing to light another scandal involving another commander in afghanistan. general john allen. these are the latest men who's images have been tarnished. it makes people ask, why do men in power cheat. one researcher says there's several factors. >> the high testosterone, anyone who fights for rank will be high on teases toast rohn. they are away -- testosterone, they are away from home and women likely ranking men. they'll find a woman who's interested in someone like them. >> military leaders aren't the only high-powered men, it's impacted presidents, congressmen and ceo. >>> a soda capable of helping you lose weight. it's the claim pepsi is making with pepsi special soft drink. its launched in japan. the key is fiber. nutritionist said it is unlikely to help you lose weight but make you run to bathroom. it is not available in the u.s. give it time. >>> ever wonder how tall your children will be. there's an app for that. doctors have developed a app that can predict your child's height. how long their legs will be, even a foot size. >> how it's helping doctors treat kids wit
is recovering in the hospital after an attack. his name is john apple white. he's an electrical work are from tampa. he was beaten at a new york city restaurant while working on a super storm relief project. they stopped to get dinner. a man drove up, yelled something and punched apple white in the face. he's back in florida but in the hospital. the attack as not dampened apple white's spirit. >> i'm not going to let one person spoil that for me. >> apple wheat's face very swole -- apple white's face very swollen and will likely need a lot of surgery to repair his face. >>> all right. here's something to smile about, from vacant properties to valued homes. habitat for humanity and the city joined to rebuild new homes on mccabe avenue. nine months from now qualifying families will get a chance to move. for three decades, habitat for humanity of the chase -- chesapeake has purchased homes to restore them. >> wart's back on for most living near that water main break in mt. vernon but repairs are close to completion. it's close to being able to test the main. this is a 16-inch main that broke bet
commander in afghanistan. it's looking in to alleged inappropriate communications between general john allen and jill kelly. if that name sounds familiar it should. she is the tampa woman who told the fbi she received anonymous harassing emails, the emails came from paula broadwell. petraeus resigned as director on friday. the pentagon found tens of thousands of emails and other documents exchanged between allen and kelly. allen was on track to become the supreme allied commander of nay to. the nomination is on hold. allen will remain as the leader of the u.s. troops in afghanistan. there is a hearing set for thursday to possibly replace him. >>> congress returns to washington today after the election recess, the cia scandal isn't all they have to focus on. the pressing issue is figuring out how to keep american from going off the fiscal cliff. if it isn't resolved taxes will increase and a huge federal spending cut across the board. president obama plans to meet with leader as at the white house this week. >>> president obama and vice president joe biden are taking america's economic woes s
with excitement when they began trying to have a baby. her son john is now three. she remembers the moments and what it was like, just like it was yesterday. >> first, i didn't know what to expect or anything. so if i thought about it, i would think maybe i'm pregnant. it could be up to five a week. when i found out, it was probably five that day, to make sure it was right. >> at the store, most test kits are between $10 and $15. for that price, some kits will give you two testers. but you are still paying at least five dollars a test. how about playing a buck? >> some people are skeptical. there is a generic for anything. >> we found dollar pregnancy tests. the dollar general brand has instructions and details. that is missing from dollar tree's new choice kit. all the instructions are right on the box. tracy didn't mind it. >> i feel like it is the same thing and it is actually, you know, much more affordable. >> how do they stack up to the name brand? we asked family medicine doctor christine alexander to review the research from it. >> after looking at the studies i think there is no di
for allegations of sexual abuse. john charles villers-farrow is behind bars. authorities say an investigation began back in september when the two alleged victims came forward. neighbors are shocked by the allegations. >> i've had only a few interactions with him. he's just a very nice man and his son is polite and very nice boy. it was just really quite shocking. >>> you know a cloudy thursday is fine. windchill is on the way. chief meteorologist wyatt everhart is here. >> i think a little bit of sunshine. temperatures will be back in the 50s at least. little mild. right now looking at the temperatures, we find upper 30s. rock hall you're in the 30s right now. under cloud cover no rain in our immediate area but a coastal system off the carolina coast. overnight though, just a chill continuing brisk. >>> tiny bottles filled with two ounces of -- a shock that promises the sustained boost of energy primarily from caffeine. how much caffeine, the bottle doesn't say. the company now says 270 milligrams the same as 16 ounces of coffee or nearly 6 cans of soda. the company's founder say there's no
may have a famous sister but john charles ferraro is making news on his own. mia ferraro's brother is charged with molesting two boys in his home. this is according to charging documents. victims say the abuse started when they were about 10. police started an investigation back in september when the two boys that are now teens came forward. authorities are look for other victims. >>> your children are used to seeing the principal in the building but today the principal will be on the building the middleboro elementary spending 2 1/2 hours reading from the roof. classes will be able to pick what they want to hear from the series of books and science fiction autobiographys and journals. they have been take part in activities for the national young readers week a culmination of the event. >>> as parents we hope our children are always learning even if they are not in the classroom. >> a senior from northern virginia helped to develop a website by changing the way teachers interact with students. now a group of kids from a maryland high school are turn it into a mobile app. turn it in
. >>> our fop stories, sexual assault allegations have a man in jail at this hour. john farrow is a accused of assaulting two boys. now the last thing -- neighbors say he is the brother of mia farrow. the abuse took place allegedly in his home when the boys were around ten. he is being held on $800,000 bond. >> raids on four homes conducted by the atf and police today. they were looking for guns and drugs. the case is the result of a month long investigation into violent crime. we are waiting to hear from police on how many arrests were made and what charges will be filed. . and five hour energy the latest to be investigated by the fda. the drink may have been a factor in at least 13 deaths in the last four years and they are investigating monster energy drink also. they started looking in to it last month after it was linked to five deaths including the death of a teen girl from our state >> a chill in the air. no question about that. at least we are nice and dry. the radar still scanning all clear, all sweeps, but clouds have rolled in out of the south. part of the problem
that is left after the blast annihilated five homes, leaving dozens of others beyond repair. abc's john schriffen is there with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: josh, good morning. there is a large police presence as investigators try to figure out just how this happened. right now, nothing has been ruled out, but investigators are puzzled. but so far there has been no sign of a gas leak in the neighborhood. this video shows a massive inferno sparked by the explosion that rocked this indianapolis neighborhood late saturday killing husband and wife deion and jennifer longworth, leaving seven others. >> garage doors blown in. windows blown in, houses leveled. nothing left. >> reporter: this morning, authorities are trying to figure out what touched off the blast which could be heard for miles sblp we can't speculate on what the cause of the blast was, whether natural gas or some other source. >> reporter: witnesses say it happened around 11:00 p.m., more than 100 firefighters responded to the scene as more than 200 residents quickly ran into nearby streets. >> it splintered my
was reported to be in critical condition. yes, we are in front of johns hopkins bayview medical center where the woman was brought here just a few hours ago after fire broke out at her home. take a look at this video that we shot earlier this morning. that fire broke out about 1:00 this morning at 20 blake court in reisterstown. when the crews arrived the home were was fully engulfed in flames on the first and second floors. they found a woman in her 60s on the second floor. she was brought here to bayview burn center with severe burns. we're told over 50% of her body is burned and she's reported to be in critical condition. now, it took about an hour for crews to put out this fire. it was actually under control at about 2:20 and then they sort of worked on the hot spots for just a little bit. now, firefighters actually helped battle this fire and basically crews on the scene told me that once they pulled up they heard the smoke detectors going off in the basement area. so they feel that smoke detectors did work in this home. right now they do not have a cause of the fire, pu fire investigat
of presidential anger on the topic of the attack in benghazi. earlier today, republicans john mccain and lindsey graham lashed out at susan rice, the leading candidate to replace secretary of state hillary clinton, because she initially suggested that the attack was a protest. >> why would susan rice not get our vote? i don't trust her. >> reporter: we put that to the president. senator graham said he simply doesn't trust ambassador rice after what she said about benghazi. >> if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi? and to besmirch her reputation? it's outrageous. >> reporter: in a blistering response to that, senator graham issued a statement a short while ago, directly to the president, saying, quote, don't think for one minute that i don't hold you responsible. i think you failed as a commander in chief before, during and after the attack. in other words, diane, this battle is just beginning. >> first new battle of this re-elected term. thank you, jonat
the spotlight now and shines on a top u.s. military commander in afghanistan, general john allen. officials uncovered thousands of what they're calling potentially inappropriate e- mails between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelley. kelley is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and paula broadwell. she called 911 yesterday to complain about reporters who had gathered outside her home. >> i'm an honoree council general, so i have involability. so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. but now they cross my property [ [ indiscernable ] >> kelley has done volunteer work with the military, but she is not a paid employee. >>> the deadline to pull u.s. troops out of afghanistan is set to end in 2014, but not every troop will be coming home. defense secretary leon panetta says that the administration is still working on some of the post-pullout details. he says a decision should be made in the coming weeks about how many troops will remain in afghanistan to help with security training and to
inappropriate e- mails between general john allen and socialite jill kelley. she has been speaking to the media. instead, kelley's been calling police to complain about reporters and others piled up outside her home. she's requesting now diplomatic protection. >> we walked in the gate and they walked over as soon as we pulled up and he won't leave. by any chance -- i'm an honoree council general and so i have involability. so they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you want to get diplomatic protection involved as well. >> kelley had volunteered with the military, but she's not an employee and the fbi and the cia are expected to brief lawmakers on exactly what they know about the petraeus scandal. that's going to happen later today. >>> the growing scandal is sure to be one of the big topics discussed with president barack obama's meeting with reporters today. it's the first since the resignation of director petraeus. president obama is also expected to get questions about the attack in benghazi that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and also he'll be talking about the f
a lot more about john mcafee's compound and how close the police may be. >> reporter: that's right, george. sources are telling us that police are focusing searching on this island. and all of the talk about mcafee's hiding out, it's possible he's in the estate behind me, hunkers down in a steel and concrete safe room. this morning, it appears that investigators may be closing in on john mcafee. the former software tycoon being sought for questioning in a murder. mcafee said rumors are rife of an imminent raid. and another bizarre twist in this saga, sources tell abc news, mcafee may never have left his house. >> he could have picked a location that's very secure, the police don't know about. >> reporter: in fact, abc news has learned mcafee's compound features a concrete safe room. this photo obtained exclusively by abc news overnight, shows the bunker's steel gate. when we visited, the lights were on. but we saw no sign of mcafee. police have been looking for mcafee since saturday night when his neighbor, american greg faull, was found shot in the back of his head in his home. >>
couldn't tell that to the people whose lives he saved. >> sherrieionson is here with the form -- john -- sherrie johnson is here with more on the former trooper who says he is not a hero but people in the store argue that. >> reporter: job appelby retire from the maryland state police july 1st but when he ended up in the wrong place at the right time he proved he is willing to protect and serve. on friday he went into action unarmed when he walked into the middle of a robbery at his neighborhood convenience store just after 10 a.m. he didn't know the owner of the chrome dairy and deli told the robber she had more cash in the back. she was stalling waiting for police to arrive. 13 of his 28 years on the job he spent on the special tactical assault team so he had a plan. once he was in the back along with the cashier, another customer and the robber e. made his move. -- he made his move. >> i wanted somebody to be on the right side of the door and us on the left so when the robber came in he had to divert his attention and he came in and looked at the other guy and mow and looked to see
in the second term than i was in the first. jonathan karl? >> thank you, mr. president. of senator john mccain and senator lindsey graham both said they want watergate style hearings on the attack in benghazi. they said if you nominate susan rice for secretary of state, they will do everything they can to block her nomination. i would like your reaction to that. would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that? >> i'm not going to comment at this point on -- various nominations that i will put forward to fill out my cabinet for the second term. those are things still being discussed. let me say about susan rice. she's done exemplary work. she's represented the united states and our interests in the -- united nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. as i have said before, she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. if senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussio
. and almost every member of john boehner's caucus won his or her seat by a much bigger margin than mr. obama won his new term. if you cap at $25,000 the availability deductions you raise $1.2 trillion. a lot of money. if you cap at 50,000 you raise about as much upon as you would letting the bush tax rates expire. i don't think that's a problem. you showed the clip of patty murray saying as a negotiating ploy go off the cliff. let me give you another theory. for 40 years the democratic party's activist base has had two goals, substantial tax increases and substantial tax cuts. going off the cliff implements the democratic party's agenda. >> well, do you think it would be so bad to gocliff. >> i think it would be mildly chaotic. >> just mildly? >> this is a gigantic country. this country can absorb lots of mistakes. we test that theory regularly in our history. i don't think you should negotiate out of fear. i don't think you should have people say, oh, we have a gun at your head. the american people are faced with a flawed system. i agree with george will. the fact is we're two mandates, not
. >> interesting too, one of the leading critics of the benghazi situation, senator john mccain, he made headlines yesterday because there was a, closed door hearing yesterday, debriefs for a group of senators on the committee of which he is a member. at the same time he is holding a press conference, blasting the president calling for detail. he is missing the actual meeting where they were debriefing senators about the situation. office called it a scheduling glitch or error of some kind. it was just -- he has been so vocal, how did you miss this particular meeting he kind of had very tense words with a t vchlt producer that made a lot of headlines yesterday. hopefully people will end the news conferences and get to the important part, investigative part of what happened. you know leave the media alone. get to the hard work. >> i think he is part of that congressional committee asking for a watergate style of investigation. >> yeah, bring all the committees together. >> petraeus is also speaking for the first time about the affair which ended his career. he tells kyra phillips he screwed up terr
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